Settle down for the winter season with the warm and cozy Panasonic Viera G10 Plasma HDTV. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn take a look at its THX certified quality, dynamic contrast ratio of 2 million to 1 and Viera Cast features with its $1100 price tag.
What You Need To Know
This Panasonic Plasma isn't as super thin and stylish as other LCD televisions, but it's an okay fit for your living room.
Most of the inputs are on the back (2 HDMI and 2 components) so wall-mounting the TV would only give you access to one HDMI or one composite input along the side.
The plasma measures 4" thick and the black trim is pretty standard.
The stand doesn't rotate.
The Viera Cast service allows you to connect to sites like YouTube, Picasa and a few other widgets.
YouTube was really easy to navigate and watch, and you can log into your account.
Amazon Video On Demand is also well integrated: just pick a movie and stream it for around $4.00 in HD.
You can also access info on stocks, weather and more.
Overall, this is one of the best Internet widget services we've seen on a TV.
The picture quality is amazing.
Colors are incredibly accurate and everything looks spectacular.
The more vibrant you make the screen, the less accurate they become but it's very minor.
Blacks are very deep because of the 2 million to 1 dynamic contrast ratio.
Overall, it looks spectacular.
$1,100.00 on Amazon, which is cheap for a 50" plasma.